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Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2018

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Russia warned Britain on Tuesday to expect reprisals if it announces sanctions over the poisoning of a former double agent, as the US and other allies joined London in demanding answers on how a Soviet-designed nerve agent was used in the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia was "highly likely" to be behind the attack, giving Moscow until midnight Tuesday to provide answers on the March 4 poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted "Russia is not guilty", saying it was ready to cooperate with Britain but complaining that its request for samples of the nerve...Keep on reading: Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Russia cancels meeting with US on improving relations amid updated sanctions – ABC News

The Russian deputy foreign minister has canceled his meeting with his American counterpart –- a long-planned summit to address more minor problems in the relationship –- because of the updated U.S. sanctions announced yesterday. Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon is traveling to London now, but he will not continue on to St. Petersburg Friday, as previously scheduled. The State Department officially announced his travel yesterday, seemingly caught off guard by Russia’s cancellation that dealt a serious blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to improve relations. In a strongly worded statement, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov said Russia was canceling the meeting because the U.S. ruined the circumstances by announcing updated sanctions yesterday and by not returning two Russian diplomatic compounds in Maryland and New York. &'8220;The new American jab will not go without reaction from our side, including practical reciprocal measures,&'8221; he warned. Rybakov went on to rail against America for the current state of poor relations between the two countries and declare that sanctions will never force Russia to &'8220;submit.&'8221; &'8220;In the U.S., of course, they can further soothe themselves with the illusions that they can 'pressure' Russia. Many previous 'waves' of American sanctions have not brought the result on which their initiators counted. Just as futile will be any new attempts to force the Russian side to 'submit,'&'8221; he said. But the State Department fired back, offering a strong defense of those sanctions, while clarifying that the announcement yesterday simply brought them up to date without adding anything new. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it was adding 38 pro-Russian individuals and entities to existing sanctions against Russia. &'8220;Let’s remember that these sanctions didn’t just come out of nowhere. Our targeted sanctions were imposed in response to Russia’s ongoing violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor, Ukraine. If the Russians seek an end to these sanctions, they know very well the U.S. position,&'8221; said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert in her own strongly worded statement. She added that the U.S. remains open to future discussions, but those sanctions will remain until Russia ends its occupation of Crimea and meets its obligations under the Ukrainian peace deal known as the Minsk agreement. President Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have been advocating for improving relations with Russia, arguing that the world's two greatest nuclear powers should not be at odds and that there are areas of common grounds, like fighting ISIS. The planned meeting between Shannon and Rybakov would have been the second, after a May meeting in New York. The two senior officials were tasked by their bosses, Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, to lead a working group to deal with &'8220;irritants&'8221; in the relationship -– including the Russian diplomatic compounds. The State Department confirmed earlier this month that returning those compounds would have been part of the discussions at Friday’s summit, despite bipartisan calls on Capitol Hill not to do so. Now, it seems, their return has become more uncertain. In addition to the current updated sanctions, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill last week that would expand sanctions on Russia and prevent the administration from making changes to any Russian sanctions without Congressional approval. The White House hasn't said if the president would sign the bill, but the Republican House leadership has held it up, citing a procedural issue that will delay a vote for now. Tillerson had expressed reservation about the legislation when testifying on the Hill last week, saying he needed &'8220;the flexibility to turn the heat up when we need to, but also to ensure that we have the ability to maintain a constructive dialogue.&'8221; After Russia scrapped Friday's summit, any sort of dialogue is expected to become more difficult.( The Russian deputy foreign minister has canceled his meeting with his American counterpart –- a long-planned summit to address more minor problems in the relationship –- because of the updated U.S. sanctions announced yesterday. Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon is traveling to London now, but he will not continue on to St. Petersburg Friday, as previously scheduled. The State Department officially announced his travel yesterday, seemingly caught off guard by Russia’s cancellation that dealt a serious blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to improve relations. In a strongly worded statement, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov said Russia was canceling the meeting because the U.S. ruined the circumstances by announcing updated sanctions yesterday and by not returning two Russian diplomatic compounds in Maryland and New York. &'8220;The new American jab will not go without reaction from our side, including practical reciprocal measures,&'8221; he warned. Rybakov went on to rail against America for the current state of poor relations between the two countries and declare that sanctions will never force Russia to &'8220;submit.&'8221; &'8220;In the U.S., of course, they can further soothe themselves with the illusions that they can 'pressure' Russia. Many previous 'waves' of American sanctions have not brought the result on which their initiators counted. Just as futile will be any new attempts to force the Russian side to 'submit,'&'8221; he said. But the State Department fired back, offering a strong defense of those sanctions, while clarifying that the announcement yesterday simply brought them up to date without adding anything new. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it was adding 38 pro-Russian individuals and entities to existing sanctions against Russia. &'8220;Let’s [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

Russia blasts unacceptable new U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW, Russia –  The Kremlin on Thursday branded as "unacceptable" new US sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in a nerve agent attack on a former spy, as the ruble and Russian stocks tumbled. The action by the US State Department is the latest salvo in a series of disputes between ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Russia blasts ‘unacceptable’ new US sanctions

MOSCOW -- The Kremlin on Thursday branded as "unacceptable" new US sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in a nerve agent attack on a former spy, as the ruble and Russian stocks tumbled. The action by the US State Department is the latest salvo in a series of disputes between the rival powers, and comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The State Department said Wednesday the new sanctions were in response to "the use of a 'Novichok' nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal" -- who was a Russian double agent -- and his daughter Yulia on English soil in March. They are a...Keep on reading: Russia blasts ‘unacceptable’ new US sanctions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

TEHRAN, Iran (UPDATED) –  US President Donald Trump warned the world against doing business with Iran on Tuesday, August 7, as he hailed the "most biting sanctions ever imposed," triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran. "The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return

TEHRAN: US President Donald Trump warned countries against doing business with Iran on Tuesday as he hailed the “most biting sanctions ever imposed,” triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran. “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to [...] The post Trump warns world against business with Iran as sanctions return appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russian bank over North Korea dealings

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The United States on Friday, August 3, slapped sanctions on a Russian bank for helping North Korea evade UN Security Council measures designed to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it also targeted an individual ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Turkey s Erdogan warns U.S. over sanctions threat

ANKARA, Turkey – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the US in comments published Sunday, July 29 that sanctions would not force Ankara to "step back" after Donald Trump threatened to punish Turkey if a United States pastor was not freed. "You cannot make Turkey take a step back with sanctions," Erdogan said in his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers – Mattis

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday (Saturday in Manila) spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been [...] The post Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers – Mattis appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Risk of US sanctions over Russia arms baffles Palace

Malacaang is baffled as to how the United States can impose sanctions on the Philippines if the country proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian company.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that while the government would study the matter, he was curious as to how the United States could enforce sanctions on another sovereign state.   "Let me state the official position: We will study the matter," he said in a press briefing on Thursday.   Domestic legislation   "But as a professor of international law and constitutional law, I do not know how they can enforce a US domestic legislation on a sovereign s...Keep on reading: Risk of US sanctions over Russia arms baffles Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Philippines could breach US sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds

MANILA — The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington. A senior Philippine general familiar with the deal said Manila had agreed in October last year to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

Leading US lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions WASHINGTON –… link: US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

WASHINGTON — Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. Trump, speaking in Helsinki after his first summit with Putin, said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

DILG warns of sanctions vs uncooperative village officials

WINNING a seat in the barangay council entails duties and responsibilities and that includes acting as witnesses in the conduct of physical inventory of confiscated illegal drugs and/or paraphernalia. Recently, the Iloilo City Police Office – City Drug Enforcement Unit (ICPO-CDEU) reported that some elected officials failed or refused to act as witnesses to the […] The post DILG warns of sanctions vs uncooperative village officials appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Italy pushes for de-escalation as EU moves to renew Russia sanctions

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the renewal of European Union economic sanctions against Russia should not be automatic, as Rome seeks to resume EU funding to small Russian firms to ease tensions with Moscow. Italy pushes for de-escalation as EU moves to renew Russia sanctions ROME/BRUSSELS – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on… link: Italy pushes for de-escalation as EU moves to renew Russia sanctions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Russia warns against Trump s alarming plans for U.S. space domination

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia on Wednesday, June 20,  expressed alarm over US President Donald Trump's call for the United States to dominate space exploration and his plan to create a separate branch of the military called a Space Force. Russian foreign ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing that Russia "noted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Solon warns PNP’s use of teachers in Oplan Tokhang

QUEZON CITY — ACT Teachers Party-List Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro strongly opposed the proposal of Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar for public school teachers to conduct random inspections of students’ bags and lockers in schools as an attack to students’ right to privacy and an impending tokhang in schools......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

DOTr warns against dropping Tugade’s name for illegal activities

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) over the weekend warned that officials who used the name of Secretary Arthur Tugade in illegal activities would face “stiff sanctions. Source link link: DOTr warns against dropping Tugade’s name for illegal activities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Gov t puts trash traps, warns esteroristas in Pasig River

MANILA, Philippines – To stop trash from flowing into the Pasig River, a government agency placed "trash traps" in areas traversed by this body of water, as it threatened to impose sanctions against "esteroristas." The trash traps, or nets, were installed in parts of the San Juan River, and along the boundaries ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

PBA warns; ‘Get too physical, face sanction’

GlobalPort’s Moala Tautuaa, Blackwater’s Allein Maliksi and Columbian Dyip’s Eric Camson lead a host of players facing early sanctions for their “excessive” physical play in the tumultuous opener of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018